H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
I am pleased to send this message to the forthcoming “Invest-In-East – 2016″, International Investment Promotion Forum organized by the Office of the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province in association with several national agencies.
Sri Lanka is ranked as having the most liberalized economy in South Asia, shown by the high level of deregulation, greater encouragement to the private sector, and opening the economy to international competition. The government of Sri Lanka, in its post conflict development effort gives high priority to facilitation of investments into former conflict affected areas in the northern and eastern provinces. With this objective in mind, the government has embarked on an accelerated infrastructure development programme, and I am glad to note that the Eastern Province has achieved this objective to a certain extent making it attractive to investors. Hence, with the resource availability and incentives and facilities, the Eastern Province has the full potential to be an “investment hot spot”.
I congratulate the Eastern Provincial Council taking this timely initiative to organise “Invest-In-East – 2016″, International Investment Promotion Forum and wish it every success.